(CNN) - Rep. Barney Frank, D-Massachusetts, raised eyebrows last month when he told a constituent at a raucous health care town hall event, "Trying to have a conversation with you would be like arguing with a dining room table."
Now Rep. Pete Stark, D-California, is involved in a similar instant YouTube classic, telling a town-hall participant over the weekend that he wouldn't "waste the urine" to pee on the man's leg.
First reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and confirmed by a YouTube clip of the event, the longtime congressman made the remark after the participant launched into a long, but calm, litany about government inefficiency when it comes to nation's health care system. The man concluded his remarks with warning Stark not to "pee on my leg and tell me it's raining."
As the audience cheered, a calm Stark responded: "Well, I wouldn't dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn't be worth wasting the urine."
There was a mixture of laughter and boos as Stark motioned for the next question.
Is Stark how one spells Palin in Idiocy
It's OK he's a Democratic and only talking to voters. The don't insult rule does not apply to Democratics like when they booed President Bush during one of his State of the Union address.
As I have always said you have the control of term limitation vote them out alll of them.
Dems, Kanye, Serena, Oliar, Waters, Conyers, Clyburn are showing their true colors.
Give me a break CNN...this headline is so sensationalistic and gives the impression that the congressman initiated the "urine" comment out of nowhere, when it was the questioner who brought up "peeing" in the first place. And I'm not just apologizing for Democrats - people do the same thing with Republican politicians' quotations to try to make them seem more extreme than they actually are. The quality of news on CNN has been reduced to a few journalists with integrity and the remaining filler articles are crap.
Nice to see Democrats finally giving up on actually trying to talk to the hate filled and falsehood fueled fools on the right.
The only way to get through to these idiots is to say these things. Barney Frank got it right asking if these people live on another planet with the lies and crap they are chanting out there!
This video is incredible!
Pete Stark is arrogant, demeaning, rude and innapropriate.
I'm so happy that I left California.
Go Barney! Go Stark! Stand up to these morons who don't have a clue what they are talking about and only get their scripts from Lush Rimbutt.
Colorful language, to be sure. At least the Dems aren't inciting people to violence like the Republicans.
Shhh! He's a democrat.. How dare you report this!
Seems like the headline writing and 'tease' tags here are somewhat misleading.
Without my attempting to pass judgement on the actions or words of either party – CNN's "Congressman says some people aren't worth peeing on" is just a blatant LIE.
The actual exchange is buried in the story, where the congressman was actually just responding in kind to a remark made by a constituent.
Journalism is dead, unfortunately so is civility.
CNN to sassy Congresspeople: Don't use colorful language even when responding to colorful language, or we'll make you look bad.
So now Pete Stark is acting like a dog. I wonder if Pelosi is going to have the House censor this mutt.
And this from the Democrats that are belittling Joe Wilson? I will take Joe any day standing up for what he believes in. Go Joe!!
This perfectly illustrates the elitist and condescending attitudes of the democratic leadership. Shameful!
Despicable. Stark should immediately resign. If he doesn't the voters should throw him out. he's supposed to represent the people not insult them at every chance. What have our politicians turned into? It's really our fault for keeping to reelect these bafoons.
The congressman, though crude is absolutely correct. There is no reasoning with these individuals who view the government as the devil. They constantly rail against the government's inefficiency, and seem not to have any idea where a lot of our fellow citizens would be if the government was not able to step in when protection of civil rights is needed, or children need to receive insurance coverage when they cannot protect themselves, or paying for the necessary services we all use, or saving us during this economic crisis we are experiencing. I say thank God we have the government. I am a hardworking woman who has paid her taxes for over 40 years, never complaining about them, and believing that if everyone does their fair share where taxes are concerned, that we can all continue to receive the help when and if we need it from the equalizer, the lender of last resort, the government.
In context, this is a big deal over nothing.
The problem in America is that there is too many manipulable ignorants that cannot think rationaly.
Everybody is concerned about the Deficit and I strongly believe the president is as well but HOW IN THE WORLD CAN YOU FIX THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR HOUSE WHICH IS ABOUT TO COLAPSE WITH NO MONEY IN THE BANK WITHOUT BORROWING MONEY?
Is that too hard to understand?
People wants unemployment rate to go down with government doing nothing while the private sector cannot get loans from banks and shreading jobs and an auto industry which affect millions of jobs to go bankrupt to make the situation worse.
So, basically, instead of making a question to the congressman (which was the reason for him to have the opportunity to talk to him), the man made a speech and ended it with a remark to the congressman. The kind of remark that DEMANDS a
Stark was right on. This past week, I've made donations to the DNC, the DCCC and to Rob Miller, Rep. Joe "The Heckler" Wilson's (R-SC) Democratic 2010 challenger.
VOTE them OUT!
It's time for these old dogs to get out of Congress!
We're sick of their spending and corrupt ways!
He replied to the comment - he didn't initiate the train of supposed thought. There is a difference.
I think the Congressman's retort was well considered, totally apt, and actually pretty mild-mannered, considering the vulgar overture may my the questioner. What's more telling about this post is the out-of-context, over-the-top headline, "Congressman says some people aren't worth peeing on." That really does say it all about the media's voracious appetite for sensationalism. and their need to create controversy where none is warranted.
what kind of people are running washigngton. It's time for all of them to go.